Our second Martha’s Vineyard summer trip is complete, and I already can’t wait to plan next year’s!
This island does not disappoint, and the best part–my dear Bostonians–is you can visit for a day, a weekend, or a month. There’s enough to do and see to last you all summer, but it’s easy enough to get to [take the ferry from Woods Hole, Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford, or even Rhode Island] and–for the most part–easy enough to get around that you can pack a mini getaway into a weekend, or even a day if you’re ambitious.
[ travel summary ]
who:: This year, we rented a bigger house and brought two friends with us… a couple’s retreat, if you will.
what:: SO MANY THINGS. Visit each of the five towns– Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Aquinnah, and Chilmark. See the lighthouses. Take a cruise on the Black Dog Tall Ships. Jump of the bridge where Jaws was filmed. Ride the Flying Horses carousel. Bike the whole island.
when:: SUMMER. Like Nantucket, many businesses will close in the off-season. July and August are the busiest, but you do bargain a bit more with the weather in June.
where:: Rent a house or stay at the Pequot Hotel | Eat fried seafood at Nancy’s and Lookout Tavern; enjoy a nicer dinner at The Sweet Life | Coffee at Mocha Motts | Treats at Murdick’s Fudge and Chilmark Chocolates | Shop at In the Pink, Slip77, and the home of original Vineyard Vines.
wear:: All I can say is, it gets CHILL-ay at night, and you do not want to make the same mistake I did and attempt riding a bike in a dress. Shorts, all the way.
More Vineyard posts to come this week!